Read as 14 members of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada, from every level of the organization, share their stories with humility, self-reflection and dedication to learning - fundamental components of EWB’s culture and values. The role of failure within EWB’s culture continues to evolve. Some authors chose to write about program- and team-level failures; some involved partners and other stakeholders in assessing and writing their stories and learnings.
Learning from failure is a ubiquitous need. The fact that EWB invests in often unproven, early stage ideas knowing they could fail just makes this truth all the more relevant. Forever innovating and searching, EWB will continue to fail but always with a mind to constant re-evaluation of our understanding of the problems we are addressing, and continuous adaptation of our innovations.